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11/1/14Seminar Report: Maritime Crime and the Effects on Growth and Development in the African RegionThis report summarizes the discussions during a maritime secuirty seminar held in Copenhagen in October 2014.  Oceans Beyond Piracy, Danish Shipowners' Association, Risk IntelligenceReport
9/1/09Congressional Research Service: Piracy off the Horn of Africa (2009) A report by the United States Congressional Research Service containing information about the background and impact of piracy off the Horn of Africa, U.S. and international policy responses, and issues and policy options for the U.S Congress. Congressional Research ServiceReport
3/1/11Updating U.S. Counterpiracy Action Plan Gains Urgency as Piracy Escalates off the Horn of Africa In September 2010, GAO issued a report evaluating the extent to which U.S. agencies (1) have implemented the interagency ‘Countering Piracy off the Horn of Africa: Partnership and Action Plan’, and the challenges they face, and (2) have collaborated with partners. This testimony is based on the September 2010 report and its objectives, and work GAO conducted in March 2011 to update report findings. US Government Accountability OfficeReport
3/1/06Closing the Net: Stopping Illegal Fishing on the High SeasThis report by the High Seas Task Force (HSTF) describes how Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing began, the scale of the problem, and how this crime is carried out. The HSTF then lays out 9 proposals intended to help relevant stakeholders tackle the root causes of IUU fishing. To view full report please click here.  High Seas Task ForceReport
9/1/10Actions Needed to Assess and Update Plan and Enhance Collaboration among Partners Involved in Countering Piracy off the Horn of Africa In response to the rising number of successful attacks by Somali pirates, the U.S. National Security Council developed the interagency ‘Countering Piracy off the Horn of Africa: Partnership and Action Plan’ (Action Plan) in December 2008. This report is the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s evaluation of the extent to which U.S. agencies (1) have implemented the plan, and any challenges they face in doing so, and (2) have collaborated with partners in counterpiracy efforts.   US Government Accountability OfficeReport
1/1/11Transnational Organized Crime in the Fishing IndustryThis study asks whether there is transnational organized crime and other criminal activity in the fishing industry and, if so, what the vulnerabilities of the fishing industry are to transnational organized crime or other criminal activity. It also analyzes the involvement of the fishing industry or the use of fishing vessels in a range of other crimes.  To view full report please click here.  UNODCReport
9/1/15SeafarerHelp: The lifeline for seafarers -- Annual Review 2014The 2014 annual report of SeafarerHelp, a free 24 hour multi-lingual helpline for seafarers run by the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). View publication International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance NetworkReport
4/1/10Combating Somali Piracy: The EU's Naval Operation AtalantaA report prepared by Sub-Committee C (Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development)of the UK House of Lord. It examines the mandate and effectiveness of EU Operation Atalanta as well as the key challenges facing it and how to address them. The report includes oral and written evidence by senior maritime experts and UK politicians. View publication House of LordsReport
2/1/09The Sunken Billions: The Economic Justification for Fisheries ReformA joint World Bank / Food and Agriculture Organization report estimates the loss of potential net economic benefit in the global fishery. It outlines six recommendations and argues that increased public awareness and understanding of the potential and actual flows of economic benefits can inform the political economy of reform and help leaders move toward socially responsible and sustainable fisheries underpinned by sound scientific advice. To view full report please click here.  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsReport
9/1/11Twenty Years of Collapse and Counting: The Cost of Failure in SomaliaIn this report John Norris and Bronwyn Bruton estimate—using a variety of official and unofficial sources and some educated guesswork—a reasonable estimate of the financial cost of Somalia’s conflict since 1991. Their research concludes that the international community has collectively spent just over $55 billion responding to Somalia since 1991. To view full article please click here.  John Norris and Bronwyn BrutonReport